Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 875972


OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).


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Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities,

severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.


This is the position of a Construction Representative in the Field Resident Engineer Staff within the Real Property Service, Office of Operations, Office of Construction and Facilities Management, Office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The incumbent is in charge of on-site construction activities for major construction. As such, the incumbent supervises day-to-day activities of contractors or assists the senior resident engineer in charge of administering and monitoring the many facets of a large complex construction contract.

The incumbent will perform the following major duties:
• Studying contract plans and specifications to gain familiarity, ensure conformity with contract requirements, and identify existing or potential problems with planned construction;
• Reviewing contractor’s cost breakdown and reviewing all submittals on contractor’s proposed equipment and materials;
• Reviewing inventory of supplies, materials, and equipment and documenting their quantity and condition;
• Observing and inspecting work being completed by contractors and subcontractors for proper installation and application of construction materials;
• Documenting daily environmental conditions that may impact safety or work progress